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Brownie Oatmeal

A decadent dessert like breakfast, this Brownie Oatmeal is rich and chocolaty topped with a peanut butter drizzle, and chocolate shavings. It's naturally sweetened, vegan, and gluten-free.
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: brownie oatmeal, chocolate oatmeal
Servings: 1
Calories: 225kcal
Author: Alison Corey


  • 1 cup water or plant-based milk
  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • 1 tbsp cacao powder
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp peanut butter optional
  • 1 tsp dark chocolate optional


  • Bring 1 cup of water to a boil. Optional add ¼ tsp of salt to the water. Add ½ cup rolled oats. Bring back to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer. Simmer for 5-8 minutes or until oats begin to thicken.
  • Add cacao powder, maple syrup, and vanilla extract. Stir to combine. Heat for an additional minute.
  • Transfer to bowl. Drizzle with 1 tsp of natural peanut butter, and 1 tsp of dark chocolate shavings. Enjoy!
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Nutrition facts calculated without peanut butter or added chocolate shavings.
  1. For an even creamier texture to your oats you can use an unsweetened dairy free milk instead of water.
  2. If oats haven't thickened enough remove from heat after 8 minutes and cover. Allow to sit for 2-3 minutes, and oats will continue to thicken.
  3. To get a nice drizzle with your peanut butter heat a tablespoon in the microwave for 10 seconds. This will give it a smoother texture perfect for drizzling.
  4. If you want an even more dramatic chocolate flavor add an additional tablespoon of cacao powder.


Calories: 225kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 17mg | Potassium: 268mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 13g | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 2mg